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Potting-soil Tricks on 'Gardening in Georgia'

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Walter Reeves

Confused about how to choose the best potting soil? On "Gardening in Georgia" July 27 and 29, host Walter Reeves sorts out the selections with University of Georgia horticulturist Paul Thomas.

Reeves also shows a trick you can use to save potting soil. Big containers, he says, don't need to be completely filled with soil. Use empty bottles to take up space in the large pot.

He takes a look at nursery plants, too. Unfortunately, the plant you buy at a nursery may be infected with root rot before you buy it. UGA plant pathologist Jean Williams-Woodward shows Reeves how to identify and avoid sick plants.

Finally, Reeves finds that a dandelion fork is just the tool for removing weeds from your lawn. Stick a fork in it!

Thursdays, Saturdays on GPTV

Don't miss "Gardening in Georgia" Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. or Saturdays at 10 a.m. on Georgia Public Television. The show is designed especially for Georgia gardeners.

"Gardening in Georgia" is produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV.

(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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